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U.D.O. “Decadent” – Album Cover Artwork, Release Dates Revealed!

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, Hard Rock, rock music, rock music news, music news with tags , , , , , on November 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Above is the cover artwork of the forthcoming U.D.O. album Decadent. Metal be thy name!

Release dates are: Europe on January 23rd, USA on February 3rd of 2015, via AFM Records.

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Website: http://www.afm-records.de/

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LONG LIVE U.D.O.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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DEEP IN HATE Added To Hellfest 2015

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Kaotoxin Records recording artists DEEP IN HATE have been added to the bill at HellFest 2015, the famed French festival’s 10th anniversary. The second Kaotoxin band to play Hellfest (after AD PATRES in 2011), DEEP IN HATE will share the stage with Ace Frehley, Airbourne, Alice Cooper, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Billy Idol, Biohazard, Bloodbath, Body Count, Cannibal Corpse, Children Of Bodom, Cradle Of Filth, Dead Kennedys, DRI, Envy, Exploited, Faith No More, Five Finger Death Punch, In Extremo, In Flames, Judas Priest, Killing Joke, Korn, Lamb Of God, Limp Bizkit, Madball, Marilyn Manson, Mayhem, Meshuggah, Motörhead, Nightwish, No FX, Red Fang, Rise Against, Satyricon, Scorpions, Slash, Slipknot, St Vitus, Terror, Triptykon, Wampas, Wovenhand, ZZ Top and SO many more!

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Called a “bloody good album” by TheLairOfFilth.com, DEEP IN HATE’s Chronicles of Oblivion is out now and available in digital and limited-edition digisleeve CD formats.

Digital: listen.kaotoxin.com

CD and merch: shop.kaotoxin.com

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on DEEP IN HATE:

www.deepinhate.com

www.facebook.com/deepinhate

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 www.kaotoxin.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DEEP IN HATE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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PRONG – Begins Australia Tour On November 19th

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on November 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Prong - Ruining Lives In Australia - 2014 Tour promo flyer - November

The legendary Tommy Victor will be leading his band PRONG, through a 4 date tour of Australia: Ruining Lives In Australia Tour 2014. Beginning on November 19th in Sydney at the Metro Theatre and culminating on November 22nd at The Basement, in the capital city of Canberra, as headliners for Metal Fiesta #6, PRONG will be supporting their new and very addicting studio album: Ruining Lives.

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PRONG Ruining Lives was released on May 13th, 2014 in the U.S., via Steamhammer / SPV.

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PRONG:

Tommy Victor – Vocals & Guitars

Jason Christopher – Bass, Backing Vocals

Art Cruz – Drums

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* For more info on PRONG:

Facebook: - Prong -

Website: http://www.prongmusic.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/prongmusic

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LONG LIVE PRONG.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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DIRE OMEN ‘Wresting the Revelation of Futility’ Out Now on Dark Descent Records

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Dire Omen - Wrestling The Revelation Of Futility - promo cover pic - 2014

Wresting the Revelation of Futility from Canadian Black/Death Metallers DIRE OMEN is out now on Dark Descent Records. Order it at this location.

Stream the album in its entirety and/or purchase the digital download at:

Characterized by a progression towards the chaotic, opaque darkness that now permeates their sound, the history of the Canadian Black/Death Metallers has led to the establishment of an undeniable identity, most evident on this debut album. Utilizing abyssal, morose imagery combined with a strong sense of Thelemic ritualism, DIRE OMEN has developed a unique take on the Black/Death genre.

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Track List:

Here and Hereafter (Overture)

Onward with Wounds of Disillusion

Ossuary

Hemotically Possessed

Servus Sevorum Dei

Foretold Untethering from Existence

Beyond Stillness

Vacuous Altar

Inversion of Samadhi Dire Omen

Closing the Portal

Critical Praise:

“A stupendously powerful release that fulfills the promise that was evident in the band’s previous shorter releases.” - No Clean Singing

“Dire Omen is a black cauldron of monochromatic squalor, punishing and gripping at the same time.” - PopMatters

Dire Omen - promo band pic - 2014 - #7778

DIRE OMEN:

R. Rodas - Guitars/Vocals

C. Thompson - Bass

K. Trueblood - Drums

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Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on DIRE OMEN: 

  https://www.facebook.com/direomen

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www.darkdescentrecords.com

darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/DarkDescentRecords

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LONG LIVE DIRE OMEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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COUNTESS – RELEASE ‘SERMONS OF THE INFIDEL’ CD: AN EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION OF RE-RECORDED CLASSICS

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Countess - Sermons of the Infidel - promo cover pic - November 7 - 2014 - #0011

COUNTESS‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ contains a selection of 15 songs from Countess’ past. These tracks were selected by the band and all – save two live songs – were recorded again specifically for this album, throughout 2013 and 2014.

Eight of these tracks were released in 2013 as a digital-only EP. Due to popular demand, the band decided to release a physical version as well. The original eight tracks have been remixed and remastered and seven tracks have been added: five more new versions of Countess classics – including a Manilla Road cover – and two live songs, recorded at the ‘Metal Magic’ festival in Denmark this year.

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Though not an anthology in the strictest sense, this record does include many highlights from the band’s extensive discography. It is therefore a perfect record for those who aren’t familiar with Countess yet to get a first taste of the band’s unique take on metal.

‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ is released exclusively as a digipak with an 8-page booklet. The album is out now.

To get a taste of the album, listen to and watch Countess’ official video of ‘Bloed In De Sneeuw’, below. This perhaps Countess’ most well-known song as well as the first-ever Black Metal song with lyrics in Dutch. The original version was released on the band’s sophomore album twenty years ago.

‘Sermons Of The Infidel’ is out now and available from: http://countessmetal.bandcamp.comwww.heidenshart.nl and www.new-era-productions.nl

Sermons of the Infidel - Track List:

  1. Hymn To The Gods Of Yore
  2. Trumpets Of Dawn
  3. I Am The Infidel
  4. Child Of The Millennia
  5. Son Of The Dragon
  6. Sermon Of The Devil Preacher
  7. Alone Against The World
  8. Thermopylae
  9. City Of Satan
  10. Chosen By The Gods
  11. Chapel Of Doom
  12. Bloed In De Sneeuw
  13. The Veils Of Negative Existence
  14. Feuer Und Blut (live)
  15. Hell’s Rock & Roll (live)

ABOUT COUNTESS:

Countess is a Dutch band that has been unleashing metal music upon the world since 1992. Countess’ unique and harsh style of metal, characterized by an uncompromising loyalty to the old Heavy Metal and Black Metal traditions but by no means unoriginal, has certainly gone through changes over the years, but its essence has always remained the same.

The most important influences of Countess are the old Black Metal legends like Venom, Bathory and Hellhammer and traditional Heavy Metal bands like Manowar and Manilla Road.

Since 1993, Countess has released fourteen full-length albums. The most recent record, ‘Ancient Lies And Battle Cries’, was released this year.

In 2014 Countess also took to the stage again for the first time in more than sixteen years, including  succesful shows at the ‘Veneration Of The Dead’ festival in Rotterdam, ‘Under The Black Sun’ in Berlin and ‘Metal Magic’ in Denmark.

Currently, the band is rehearsing for more upcoming shows as well as working on new material. After 22 years, Countess is still going strong.

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* For more info on COUNTESS:

www.countessmetal.com

http://countessmetal.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/CountessMetal

www.twitter.com/CountessMetal

www.youtube.com/countessmetal

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COUNTESS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SLAYER – PHOTOS OF SLAYER’S KERRY KING AND TOM ARAYA WITH SCION X SLAYER MOBILE AMP TC AT SEMA

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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 Check Out Below: Scion x Slayer | Driven Henson Studios, ESP Guitar, Snake Farm Visit – Scion

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For more info on SLAYER:

http://www.slayer.net/us/slayeralbum15

Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE SCION AV.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Static-X Founder Wayne Static – Passed Away At Age 48

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Wayne Static Facebook page:

November 1, 2014 – Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48.

WAYNE STATIC was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months.

No additional information is available at this time.

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The Metal Odyssey family is saddened to learn of this tragic news and extends condolences to the family, bandmates, friends and fans of Wayne Static. May Wayne Static rest in peace and his music live on forever.

- Stone

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